Actor Ranked: Chloe Grace Moretz

(My original post was written for Filmoria, but it has been edited since then)

From a foul-mouthed, kick-ass superhero to a fresh-faced, telekinetic Carrie White, Chloe Grace Moretz has been acting since the age of seven, winning an impressive total of 15 various young talent awards over her eight years on the silver screen.

With her first two appearances in two episodes of the TV series The Guardian (2001) and her first movie role was in Heart of the Beholder (2005), she has since has had a number of recurring TV roles including Kiki George in Dirty Sexy Money and Sherri Maltby in Desperate Housewives, and was also the voice of the Darby in the popular children’s animated TV series My Friends Tigger & Pooh,

But it wasn’t her later performance in The Amityville Horror (2005) remake that she earned some greater recognition and has since gone onto films such as Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, and the film adaptation of The 5th Wave.

Here is my ranking of her performances (not of the films themselves) to date:

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Film Review: Fright Night

(Read this in my publication In Retrospect – Issue 2)

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Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie, is a remake of the vampire-centered horror comedy of the same name, originally written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985.

Opening with the killing of an entire family on a secluded estate in Los Angeles, we are introduced to the provocative vampire Jerry (Colin Farrell), a 400-year-old killing machine who is the new neighbour of Charley (Anton Yelchin) and his mother Jane (Toni Collette). Former friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has already figured out Jerry’s secret and attempts to warn Charley about his murderous neighbour.

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Young Stars Going Off The Rails

Charlie Derry researches into the phenomenon that sees young stars turning to drugs, alcohol and violence through the early exposure to glamourized, celebrity lifestyles

We all know the stories of Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Church and Britney Spears; it’s well known for a child stars career to lead to disaster. Many are Oscar winners by the age of 10 but addicts by the age of 20, or even worse, have died from an overdose like The Client’s Brad Renfro. Young stars find themselves with too much too soon, missing out on the normal routine of childhood, and are eventually left with nothing. (Or at least a bag of cocaine and a few arrests on their files.)

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Film Review: Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass, directed and written by Matthew Vaughn, has become a huge success since its release on April 16th, 2010. The superhero film, based on the comic books by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., tells the story of teen geek, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who sets out to become a real-life superhero. He says, “I wondered why nobody did it before me… you’d think that one eccentric loner would have made himself a costume.” So that’s just what he does. Thus, with a wetsuit and a pair of rubber gloves, we are introduced to Kick-Ass.

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